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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Systainers => Topic started by: Agent 73 on May 11, 2021, 07:56 PM

Title: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Agent 73 on May 11, 2021, 07:56 PM
I'm still learning the ins and outs of Systainers and recently bought a sand paper insert designed for T-Loc 3 and was going to put in my Sys3 337 but it looks like the inside dimensions are different and the insert won't fit.  It's not due to height but overall layout of the interior seems different.  Am I missing something or do T-Loc inserts not fit in Sys3 Systainers?

Also, If try and put this insert designed for a T-Loc 3 inside a T-Loc 4 will that sitll work?  The only difference is height correct?
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: squall_line on May 11, 2021, 07:59 PM
The interior layout of the Sys Gen3 and TLoc are, in fact, different.

You are correct that you can use an insert designed for a Sys-III TLoc in a Sys-IV, it'll just have a lot of airspace above it.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Agent 73 on May 11, 2021, 11:56 PM
That's a bummer.  Hopefully they will come out with more inserts for Sys3.  I'm not concerned about the extra space as I'll need it for something else.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: squall_line on May 12, 2021, 12:39 AM
That's a bummer.  Hopefully they will come out with more inserts for Sys3.  I'm not concerned about the extra space as I'll need it for something else.

There are Festool/Tanos-branded inserts/systainers in the new Sys3 model for the DTS/RTS/125 papers, the DX93/RO90 papers, and the 150 papers.  They even have a version of the RO90 and D125 systainers pre-filled with an assortment of papers.

Or do you mean aftermarket inserts?
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: dupe on May 12, 2021, 12:00 PM
Not sure what size you're looking for or if laying flat is a must, but I bought this TLoc3 150 Insert (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tanos-Systainer-T-LOC-SYS-3-sandpaper-organizer-insert-Festool-NEW/224085347709) off Ebay recently. $40 shipped - its pretty robust, very well made and the labels that come with are a plus. 10 compartments keeps my primary grits separate with a few specialty grits combined. 125 abrasives may fit a TLoc2 and most of the online retailers have the RO90 Systainer on sale FWIW.

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Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Agent 73 on May 12, 2021, 12:14 PM
This is similar to the one I have except it has 6 dividers.  I'm actually going to use it to store various tools instead of sandpaper.  I found this to be a better option than all of their inserts that are intended for tool storage.  So far it looks quite promising, I can fit drill and various meters quite well in it and I'll pick up a T-Loc 4 to put it in.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Christopher Fitch on May 12, 2021, 02:54 PM
I picked up one from eBay as well for a TLoc 2 - it works quite well.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Peter_C on May 12, 2021, 06:22 PM
A person could just make an insert exactly as they desire for cheap, or possibly even from scrap they have on hand, similar to the image posted above. ABS is my material of choice for it's ease of working with and strength to weight ratio. I buy sheets of ABS every now and again.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Coen on May 14, 2021, 04:16 PM
You can make the same from cardboard, hardboard, plywood... aluminium sheet, anything really.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: dupe on May 15, 2021, 11:07 AM
Very true. My billable rate is $70/hr. I don’t think I could make that in an hour if I had the materials on hand.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Peter_C on May 15, 2021, 02:06 PM
Very true. My billable rate is $70/hr. I don’t think I could make that in an hour if I had the materials on hand.
Why make anything when you can just buy it?  [tongue] Ikea is the furniture king...and take-out/Door-Dash means you never have to cook.

I fabricate stuff because it is fun to design and build usable items. Often I can improve upon others ideas, just not so much with a sandpaper holder though.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: dupe on May 15, 2021, 02:15 PM
Can’t argue there. Ikea makes great products. This sand paper holder is a great way to make use of a vacuum hose systainer. It’s well designed, an improvement to the expensive Festool unit, well built, with maximized effiecency for my personal use. This is not a sponsored add.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: Coen on May 15, 2021, 02:24 PM
Very true. My billable rate is $70/hr. I don’t think I could make that in an hour if I had the materials on hand.

Yes, half of that is transport, tax and insurance and what is left is spend on things that consist of half tax, transport and insurace. This stuff you can make yourself in an odd leftover hour and you don't have to pay any taxes on.
Title: Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
Post by: blu-tak on June 24, 2021, 07:15 AM
Ideal insert for myself would hold the tool in left half and sandpaper in the other half, side by side.

The common trio of 80,120,180 does me for most projects...

Then you only need one box!